I have driven by the Nez Perce National Historic Park numerous times on my drive to/from Boise, ID from my home in Spokane, WA. It was only yesterday that I decided to take the time to stop and see what the Park had to offer. What a pleasant surprise! The short time that I had intended to stay ended up being a couple of hours. The resident Park Ranger greeted us and gave us a brief explanation of what we could expect during our visit. Before walking through the museum depicting actual Nez Perce Native American artifacts, we watched the movie showing the Nez Perce history from the time of Lewis & Clark's visit in the 1800's. Afterwards, we took a leisurely walk down the hill to the Spalding Church and Mercantile Store. The only regrets that I have are that I didn't stop here on any of my previous trips past this historical park. It's interesting to note that this is the Park's Headquarters (located in Lapwai, ID) to the 38 sites located in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
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